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  • Nominations for 2018 ASBrS/APGF Humanism in Medicine Award Now Being Accepted
    To nominate a Society member for the 2018 Humanism in Medicine Award, submit a completed application and supporting documents to lrandel@breastsurgeons.org no later than February 1, 2018. To be eligible for consideration, a nominee must be a member of The American Society of Breast Surgeons, as well as a resident of the United States or Canada. The 2018 recipient will receive a monetary award of $1,000 to attend The American Society of Breast Surgeons 19th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL where the award will be presented. For more information, click here.
  • Register Today for the 19th Annual Meeting
    Registration for the Society's 2018 annual meeting, which will be held May 2 - 6 in Orlando, FL, is now open. The online preliminary program includes complete pre-meeting and general session agendas, as well as information on this year's meeting venue, Grande Lakes Orlando. Register early to ensure your place in pre-meeting courses and Sunrise Workshops, as space is limited. Click here to learn more.
  • Society Releases Choosing Wisely® List of Five Things Clinicians & Patients Should Question-Benign Breast Disease

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons recently released its second list of specific tests or procedures that clinicians and patients should question as part of Choosing Wisely®®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations related to the care of benign breast disease that can support conversations between patients and clinicians about what care is truly necessary. For more information and to review the recommendations click here.

  • Question of the Week Program Launch
    The Society is excited to announce its new, free-of-charge member benefit - the Question of the Week (QOTW) program! QOTW was created to be a fun, quick learning experience for breast surgeons as well as another option for breast surgeons to earn required self-assessment credits to fulfill the American Board of Surgery's MOC Part 2 requirements.

    - For more details and to access Question of the Week, click here.

  • ASBrS Announces New Oncoplastic Surgery Training Initiative
    In response to a growing emphasis on survivorship and quality-of-life, The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) announces a new initiative to train and credential breast surgeons in oncoplastic techniques, which provide effective surgical cancer (onco) intervention, while maximizing cosmetic (plastic) results.

    -For more details, click here.
  • CMS Releases Quality Payment Final Rule

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program final rule with comment period, providing participation requirements under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (Advanced APM) pathways created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Policies under the final rule go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

    - For more details, click here.
  • 2018 HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP

    The American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The course takes place June 3-9, 2018. The award is in the amount of $8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course.

    Applicants must be at least 30 years old, but under 60, on the date that the completed application is filed. The closing date for receipt of all application materials is February 1, 2018. We anticipate that applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection committee's decision by early April 2018.

    Eligibility requirements and additional details are available in the 2018 Scholarship Brochure.


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